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Half-time show: the prosecution’s case on phone hacking

The prosecution has outlined its case against former News of the World executives, and the defence will start next week. Journalist Rodney Tiffen reports from London for Inside Story.

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Lesbian porn and a new life in Perth: phone-hacking trial dishes dirt

It’s getting dirty in the courtroom examining whether Rebekah Brooks, her husband, PA and ex-lover conspired to cover-up phone-hacking at the News of the World. And there’s more to come.

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British bites, from Nigella to snooker

Crikey’s writer-at-large returns to London, where he finds plenty of courtroom drama — and a snooker tournament for the ages.

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The octogenarian no-win, no-fee lawyer draining media coffers

Defamation lawyer Clive Evatt has media editors trembling in their boots, and he’s not afraid to embark on multi-year cases that end up in the High Court. But is he a friend to the battler, or just a provocateur?

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Media briefs: Catalano settles … Bauer adds mags … ice in Shepp …

There is still some life in print — magazines that is.

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Media briefs: GetUp ad cut … Murdoch’s phone bill … Malcolm cut out …

Phone hacking has cost News Corp hundreds of millions of dollars so far.

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Media briefs: News Corp charged … disclosure watch … vote ‘M’ …

News Corp charged. The new News Corporation, which includes the print assets of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, is set to face the legal music in London over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. The investigation of News is the most serious of the police probes currently being conducted in the UK related to operations Elveden (corrupt […]

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Media briefs: Murdoch bombshell … Ten’s dance … PMO punch …

Rupert Murdoch, at a meeting with Sun staffers, seemed to have admitted knowledge of the phone hacking going on at News of the World.

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A richer Murdoch stands on the cusp of two big wins

Rupert Murdoch may well see off attempts to impose any sort of media regulation in the UK and Australia — and see off the Prime Ministers who proposed it. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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More phone-hacking arrests: six ex-NotW staff questioned

Police have arrested six more journalists out of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal that continues to dog the News Corporation business ahead of its demerger.

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Charges against Brooks, Coulson show Murdoch can’t escape

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson will face yet more criminal charges over phone-hacking in the UK. News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch won’t escape this crisis any time soon.

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Age ‘toon backdown … NT News trolls … AFL beats NRL …

In today’s Media Briefs: Age backs down on cartoon scrapping … NT News trolls attack the dead … AFL beats rugby league in TV ratings … Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections …

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Media briefs: Olso’s Age over … Rundle mag watch … Oz wins PANPA …

In today;s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … The Oz wins PANPA newspaper of the year … Optus TV Now appeal rejected by High Court … NI tries to block Elle aide’s phone-hack lawsuit …

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Murdochs still get big bonuses despite phone hacking scandal

Has James Murdoch been sacked, demoted or shown the door following revelations about his role in the NotW scandal? No — in fact, he’s been promoted, writes Paul Barry.

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Murdoch at 85: when the phone-hacking scandal might be over

Rupert Murdoch will be 85, going on 86, by the time the News of the World phone-hacking scandal investigation is completed in 2015. There’s a long way to go yet.

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Police probe what Murdoch lawyer Tom Crone knew about hacking

Police investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal have nabbed another suspect, with the arrest of the paper’s former top lawyer Tom Crone.

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Media briefs: farewell, Gina … no Fairfax for Stokes … Reddit guide …

Bullish McIlwraith sledges Gina in farewell. Yesterday, Crikey revealed that veteran Age business writer Ian McIlwraith was successful in snaffling a redundancy from Fairfax Media, leaving a gaping hole in the company’s corporate coverage. He didn’t hold back in his final “Insider” column today, taking a cathartic spray at major Fairfax shareholder Gina Rinehart for her […]

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Media briefs: Mann becomes Citizen … phone-hack arrests … Obama breaks Reddit …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … UK police arrest two reports in phone-hacking investigation … Egypt drops charges against Aussie journo … Independent Ed fears Leveson is ‘loading a gun’ …

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News takes axe to assets with $2.9b cut in value

News Corporation has taken an axe to his company’s asset values ahead of the split, slashing the value of the company’s troubled publishing assets by $US2.9 billion.

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Rundle: the nightmare of the fatally weak at News’ top

It was a good Tuesday in London for that most ancient of Olympic sports — schadenfreude. Phone hacking charges have been laid and Rupert Murdoch’s empire wakes to a new nightmare.

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Ex-NotW editors charged: so where’s Rupert?

Rupert Murdoch has been madly tweeting over the weekend but when his favourite editor, Rebekah Brooks, gets charged with three counts of phone hacking, we don’t get a peep out of him, writes Paul Barry.

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The plod thickens as UK papers face new hacking claims

Britain’s media crisis continues to grow, with more papers caught in an expanding police inquiry into bribery and new allegations of phone hacking.

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Is Rupert’s boardroom shuffle a last UK dance?

The direct influence of Rupert Murdoch on his newspapers has vanished from Britain, with the news that he resigned from several boards, cutting himself adrift from Britain for the first time since 1969.

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Papers cry Rudd … quote war in US … Murdoch nanny speaks …

In today’s Media Briefs: Blame shared for Ten’s failures … Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … New phone-hacking emails emerge … Former Murdoch nanny speaks out: ‘It was like a war zone’ and more …

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Rupert Murdoch’s annus horribilis: 12 months of tabloid scandal

The News International phone hacking and bribery scandal has snowballed to dominate Rupert Murdoch’s life for the coming year as well. Rodney Tiffen of Inside Story looks back and forward.

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